Beaches, culture and delicious food – Spain’s third largest city has got it all. The place is brimming with history (perhaps it’s most famous for being the home of both El Cid and the original Holy Grail.) Then there’s the architecture: Valencia has a real mixture of styles, covering everything from Baroque to Gothic and Renaissance. And in the bustling Ayuntamiento area, you’ll find pretty tiled buildings and lively market squares. But holidays in Valencia aren’t all about the buildings and days gone by – this is a modern metropolis with plenty of new things going on. On the outskirts of town, the futuristic Centre of the Arts and Sciences is home to some of the most fascinating exhibitions and musical events on the planet. Oh – and shoppers won’t be disappointed on Valencia city breaks either – as well as those quaint markets, there all the modern department stores and fashion shops you’d expect from a city of its size. And it goes without saying that the nightlife here is pretty electric, too. Thanks to its location on the Mediterranean coast, you can break up all that exploring with a lazy day by the blue sea. City break meets beach holiday in this vibrant destination – and you get the best of both worlds!
Valencia holidays are packed with things to see and do. When youre not pounding the pavements sightseeing and photographing the gorgeous buildings, theres plenty of relaxing to be done on Valencias beautiful beaches. A trip to the Centre of the Arts and Sciences is not to be missed theres normally something fascinating going on to wow visitors of all ages. As well as all this, Valencia is home to Bioparc, one of the best zoos in Spain.
After dark, Valencia buzzes with a plethora of places to eat, drink and dance. Youll find everything from tuckedaway tapas bars to late night clubs, so theres something to suit everyone. But one thing that this place is really good at is festivals plan your holidays to Valencia carefully and you could be joining in with one of the biggest parties in the world. Theres the historic Fallas, where gargantuan sculptures are paraded through the street before being burned, as well as flowerthrowing and tomatothrowing festivities.
Eating and drinking is a real treat on holidays to Valencia. As well as the wide mix of eateries youd expect from a big city (think everything from fast food to gourmet dining), the local cuisine is not to be missed. This place made paella famous. Pull up a chair at a seafront cafe and try the catch of the day, or cosy up in an Old Quarter tapas bar for a feast of Spanish treats. And if all that exploring leaves you in need of refreshment, freshly squeezed Valencian orange juice should quench your thirst.
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